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Dr. Joel Garsten, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Garsten

Digestive Disease Center

60 Westwood Ave Waterbury, CT 06708

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(203) 574-3007


Dr. Joel Garsten, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Waterbury, CT and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Garsten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Garsten's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garsten treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Garsten treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garsten treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garsten treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garsten treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garsten treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Garsten's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease

Dr. Garsten's Reviews

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Dr. Garsten is knowledgeable, takes his time explaining all procedures before and explains the results very clearly making sure you are comfortable on what was done. He made sure to read all the particulars/paperwork prior to even entering the exam room to discuss my condition. I'm very impressed with that because not many doctors do that anymore! I highly recommend him and will keep him as my doctor that I can trust to getting a proper exam and follow up treatment....
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Dr Garsten has been treating me for ulcerative colitis for over 3 years. He is an amazing, very knowledgeable physician as well as a very caring doctor. I could not imagine dealing with this horrible disease without his treatment and support. I trust him implicitly.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Garsten, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Waterbury, CT and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1978
Yale Affil Program
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Cornell University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency Hospital
1974
Cornell University North Shore University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
1976
1976
1974
1973

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Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury, CT

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